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November 23-24, 2015
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
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Volunteer Registration
All clinical providers rendering oral health treatment services must have all appropriate and active licenses issued by the appropriate licensing authority to provide treatment to OrMOM patients.  If you're licensed in a state other than Oregon, the Oregon Board of Dentistry provides temporary volunteer licenses to dentists and dental hygienists.  Complete and return this form to the Oregon Board of Dentistry at least 10 days before you are scheduled to volunteer.
The minimum age for volunteers on the clinic floor at OrMOM 2015 is 18.  
All other volunteers must agree to a cursory background check to volunteer for the OrMOM project.  Please read the Oregon Mission of Mercy Volunteer Services Agreement before completing your volunteer registration. 


Press from the 2014 Oregon Mission of Mercy clinic

The following articles were written about the 2014 OrMOM clinic, held at Chemeketa Community College in Salem.


Dates/Times/General Info

In general, most OrMOM positions will follow the schedule below.   Here are specific department start times from the 2014 clinic.

  • Sunday, November 22, 8 - 11 am: Unpack Truck / prepare for clinic set-up (no patients)
  • Sunday, November 22, 11 am - 5 pm: Clinic Set Up (no patients)
  • Monday & Tuesday, November 23-24, 6 am - 6 pm: Dental Clinic (patients)
  • Tuesday, November 24, 5 - 9 pm: Clinic Tear Down (no patients)

What should I wear? What should I bring / leave at home?

Be comfortable and wear comfortable closed-toe shoes!  We will provide you with a 2015 OrMOM t-shirt/scrub at volunteer registration. Please wear it.
  • Bring a water bottle. Only water is allowed on the clinic floor, and we'll have water bubblers in the volunteer lounge and in the clinic.
  • Leave your valuables behind - at home, locked in the trunk of your car, etc. There is no place to store your purse, wallet, etc, on the clinic floor. 
  • Dental professionals - bring your own loupes and/or protective eyewear as well as your clinic coat.  New this year: we would like practitioners to wear their white coats in the clinic (disposable gowns will also be available), and take them off when in common spaces such as the volunteer lounge.  We will have all of the materials you need to practice, but if you have instruments you prefer to use, you may bring them as long as they are clearly marked with your name.

Will there be food for volunteers?

Yes!  We will serve breakfast and lunch during each day of the clinic, and lunch during set-up.  Bring a water bottle so that you can fill it from bubblers located in the volunteer lounge and around the clinic.  No food is allowed on the clinic floor - only water.

Clinic Volunteer Orientation
In order to make sure that all of our clinic volunteers understand what to expect and how to help make OrMOM a success, we need for each of you to attend a volunteer information session.   If you are only volunteering for set-up on Thursday and/or tear-down on Saturday evening, then you do not need to attend orientation, as you will be oriented at the beginning of your shift.  
Orientations will be held (choose one):
  • Sunday, November 22, 2015: 5:30 - 7:30 pm  at the Oregon Convention Center
  • Monday & Tuesday, November 23-24, 2015: 30 minutes prior to your shift start time, with your department lead, in your department

2014 Department Protocols

MOM is divided into several departments, with each department following a specific set of protocols.  Following are the protocols for the 2014 clinic (updated 7/9/14).  2015 OrMOM protocols will be posted in the months prior to the November clinic, but this will give you a general idea of the different tasks involved.

All volunteers should read/be familiar with these documents:

Clinical Protocols:

Non-Clincal Protocols:

View the 2014 OrMOM clinic floor plan.